tv [untitled] July 31, 2012 1:30pm-2:00pm PDT
>> street trucks are growing. these vendors offer a variety of food all over town. in parks and on streets near you. these mobile restaurants are serving up some original, a creative, and unusual combinations. this is like a grilled cheese sandwich or you could do something truly unique like this. we're here at off the grid-upper hate. there are so many options. ♪ you will be competing in the food and truck challenge. appetizers, entrees, and desserts. make a cohesive mill. the winner will get the title of the feed truck challenge chompians.
ready, said? whether you talking to get out there. i am with the founder of off the grid. how would you describe it? global food trucks in the bay area. we put them into need urban settings. we get people to come and try the great food. >> what inspired you? >> i was helping people launch mobile food trucks. they were asking where we could park together. there was no process that enabled that. we started the first location at 14th and center. from there, we expanded locations. >> why our food trucks growing in popularity? >> three reasons. the high cost of starting a the rises social media, and trucks can be easily located. food trucks offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any other
sitting anywhere else in san francisco. >> how would you describe the relationship san francisco has with food trucks? >> san francisco eaters are adventurous and interested in novelties. our customers love of food trucks. ♪ >> everybody loves food on the go. the fact that the use great ingredients and are very convenient, gourmet food, that makes them very popular. >> i want to go there. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have dined and various food trucks before. i think it is cool the they're starting to make food that you can try. >> i cannot decide. >> in the thick of the
competition. how is it going? >> pretty good. i got thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. but i think we're doing ok. >> how are you going to crush them? >> i think it will be easy. one of the things probably everyone has tried, but it might be a new twist on it. >> i do not want to where you, but we were at this food truck earlier. >> does not matter. still going to win. >> you walk outside and there is a food truck right there. it changes every day. it is fun and easy to go down and get some food. >> these are going to be really good. >> i am going with this. i think he is going with his gut. >> this is good. >> i was thinking of doing a
sample test. >> i thought about starting a restaurant. the food truck was my initial idea. >> we thought, why don't we combine them, and it would be the most desirable combination. >> [inaudible] >> just getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people, i am sure this combination might not sound right on paper, but when you taste it, you're surprised. it is a great way to create a community. people get together and talk about issues, get toríiziañ know different cultures. that brings people together. i hope there's more off the grid style places to stop, and people can mingle and interact.
this creates that opportunity. >> all right, the time has come. as a very hungry. on the go. >> crispy chicken sandwich. salted caramel the cake. >> i have a thing. fried home cooking food. what do you think? >> i think i am going to need another bite. very moist. >> so good. it is so good. >> fantastic. >> i had the sweet potato fries. the fried mac and cheese. the twinkies. i wanted something classic with a twist.
>> those look crispy. >> yes. >> fried mac and cheese. >> whoa. >> are these the best ones you have ever had? >> yes, they are. i have only had one other twinkie, and that was the regular one. >> would you say you had the winning meal? >> definitely. >> do you think your the food truck challenge chompian? >> yes. >> you're not. claire won. congratulations to the first- ever food truck challenge chompian. ;v3fíéi>> i got a free meal. more importantly, you showed me how tasty the food trucks can be
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a great way to get out and play. >> for more information, >> and good morning, everyone. let's get this started because everybody wanted paychecks. it is a great occasion and historic when it is the first time the city is passing the two-year budget with all of the disciplinary things and others that watch our fiscal responsibility along with the board of supervisors, a great day to celebrate. i want to recognize and think, beginning with the board president david chiu, thank you for working very closely with us. for carmen, who was assigned by
board president to lead the effort again this year on the budget. and for the other members of the board of supervisors that have engaged directly with us. supervisors avalos, kim, elsbernd, cohen. and the department heads that worked very hard with us. i see of they cisneros, who the police chief and our fire chief. barbara garcia and trent have worked extremely closely with us because of the tremendous pressure that we feel at the state level and the national of bochum, trying to get a really good conversation about how we can make sure that the community based organizations that provide invaluable service to us are
taken care of and working in collaboration with us. hall of the a jar work that she does with all of us. i want to thank her for her tremendous leadership. again, i can say about about my good friend, someone who i got the chance to work with for many years. you have taken up so many complicated challenges this year, we're going to keep you busy. thank you for your wonderful team. our new city administrator that is no longer new, your diving in there at every opportunity and helping all of the city department get ahead. thank you for your leadership there, our libraries continue to be great examples of our commitment to the public on how to use our bond worth.
thank you very much. the key to the rec and park department. it will be the less complicated and very united effort, the bond we're going to push forward. with realignment come and gone, the commitment we have made to the state into our own communities to keep them safe, i just came back from the sheriff's department and the new jails, visiting all the programs out there. we have a lot of work to do, but we have great faith in your leadership. thank you for leading the realignment efforts and making sure we do the right things. working with a juvenile justice. thank you for your great leadership working with richard and the former superintendent for keeping me focused on the
education of the future of our city. your great work on our youth and the families, again, thank you so much for that. to emily, her work on the status of women, thank you for keeping us focused on the most important issues. our board of permit appeals this year, the small business commission, who m i forgetting? i remember the fire chief. i also want to give a very special shot out to someone on my staff that has spent not only hours, but i think her demeanor and calmness has brought us through another successful collaborative effort. kay howard and the wonderful budget staff.
if i can also do something that probably isn't mentioned a lot, i mention the work that we are doing directly with each of the members of the supervisors, but i think they would likely -- like me to mention that their aides are working very hard. how to think they aides of the supervisors. when they come in and they are meeting with jason and steve and we are exchanging life lessons about each other about what is important that what is not important, how we appreciate the good work you are all doing with our supervisors, and we value the communication because sometimes you are the link homer critical votes and critical exchanges of viewpoints. i want to thank you for being here and keeping our purse strings there. thank you for collecting those
taxes and making sure we got a healthy collection there. all of our elected officials, i hope i haven't missed anyone. we're working as a family. as you know, it is not a surprise to you that i work very hard with steve and my staff to try to build consensus with the board of supervisors, trying to create a ton of collaboration, especially on something as important and impacting as our budget. now we have a balanced the budget, a responsible budget that will cost our police and fire departments have to win so many of the rank is retiring. and keep our cities save. that is irresponsible budget. we have a budget that extends itself to the richness of our
communities by investing in small businesses, in community- based organizations that help us critically to deliver health and community social services to those in need. it is also a budget that is responsible because it places monies that we need because we don't control the rest of the world, how we have to be prepared and we listened over the years to the ratings agencies to the various fiscally responsible entities including the comptroller's office. we must put away things in case things beyond our control happen and we have done that. we have done that in unity with the board of supervisors. i want to give a shot out to all of us that work collectively to make our budget responsible.
it is the largest budget, but it is two years that builds on our success and reserves for dangers we have no control over. it also invests in seriously in our neighborhoods, small business corridors, that lifts up and gives hope to all of the voices that have registered themselves and we have cut ourselves very open to the voices coming out from our neighborhoods. i of the small-business applicants and the merchant residence, and no longer are they screaming. we want them to engage, and i think when we respond appropriately to their needs ha, ha that is how the city should work. the voices of our communities come forward, we listen,
contemplate, and we make decisions. which challenge each other. i will say to the supervisors have those of you that were past midnight had sought each other, while the stories is that some of what people war was like the job was when we were trying to close the deal. i appreciate the special powers that were taken care of the close this deal. while we may not agree with every single thing and the priorities that have been made, there is a tremendous amount of agreement, and it is worth it to move this forward with everybody's participation. i want to thank the board of supervisors for their collaboration and for the excellent work that was left in this budget. if i may invite the board
president to come to the podium to say a few words. >> i want to take a moment and thank each and everyone of you for being part of the village of san francisco that has helped to balance this historic budget. i think this year we have had a fundamentally different budget on a couple of different dimensions. first of all, as my colleagues know, we have had a number of years where we have had to balance massive deficits. because of the work we have done together and the work in the private sector, the task of this year was not as difficult. i also want to take a moment talk about the two-year budget
and reminisce about the fact that in 2005 when the city comptroller has brought to us the idea of a two-year budgeting, five-year financial forecasting, we knew the theory of what it would take who both have fiscal discipline and to allow us to spend on the priorities we would all share. it is because of the work we did together in part that led us to the easier place we are in. i am very proud of the fact that this budget reflects our shared priorities. every single one of you is a leader in this city in some area, setting out for our parks, public safety, fixing roads, taking care of kids, seniors, immigrants, small businesses. we have come together in a wonderful way i want to echo the mayor and the thanks to all of you, to all of the city departments, to the budget
office have their leadership. all of the community stakeholders' coming together. my colleagues at the border, and one person without whom this would not have happened. how to take a moment into trouble with one saying about the dress of the board of supervisors. i believe all the men were still in business suits. our board of supervisors were not dressed in pajamas, but there was one change of attire from our budget chair that slipped out of her high heels and were flat at 5:00 in the morning. i want to thank sister carmen chu for her leadership and for dealing with us, helping to balance the incredibly diverse needs in the wonderfully diversity that we live in. i know you probably age of the last couple years.
but you don't look as if you did. without further ado, i want to thank the budget chair. thank you for all your work. >> thank you very much to the mayor and board president, it has been my honor to serve as the budget chair this past year and the year before. i of the mayor ran through the partners that are here today. allow to a department heads and all of the staff. i see a lot of budget people in this room, and this rotunda. and all the department heads and us, we would not be able to do what we do. i want to say thank you to the folks that make this happen. overall, there was a lot going on this year and many issues are coming out is still being
discussed. our goal was to make sure that the budget was the least of everyone's worried. it was a low-key drama-free budget. we had a unanimous vote to pass the budget and with that, i think we really have put together a consensus budget. in addition to the key areas where we made investments in supporting small businesses and focusing on the economy, invest in opportunities to train individuals for the work force, who think the budget is reflective of a two-year budget. this is the first time the city is embarking on budgeting over two years and we are looking at the consequences of our decisions today and what that means for the future. i think that is a very important step for the city, having a solid footing going forward. i am happy to see where the reserve levels are going to go.
always when we have this conversation and we say what you want in the budget, he never asks for a single thing except to increase the general fund reserve. i have to say to supervise ouor elsbernd, it will grow to over 40 million next year. we used a budget only $25 million. on top of that, we have a stabilization reserves. a state reserve, and for the first time, we put in rate stabilization reserve to anticipate your water and sewer rate increases that all of us will have to face. the city is looking forward at key investment areas, and we are making sure we are being responsible for the future. i want to thank the partners
that have been involved. our own staff, the clerk, the budget analyst, k. howard and their amazing staff, had a special shot out to my aid. if you can join me in a round of applause for them. they are truly amazing people and if you don't know them, you want to. how to say thank you, and for the mayor, i know you're going to give hence to us, but we should get to this year for the two-year budget. >> the cost of the second pen is in reserve.